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Friday, 25 November 2016

Lady protests after she was banned from attending classes for wearing mini-skirt

The Law Development Centre in Uganda banned a young lady from attending lectures for dressing in a mini - skirt as shown in the picture above. The law student identified as Joanine Nanyange, took to Facebook on Wednesday to protest against the unfair treatment she received from the security officers at the centre's gate. 

According to the victim, she said the officer explained that her skirt will distract the boys in her class and make them not concentrate. Read her post after the cut...



Read her full post below…

Today, dressed like this, I went to the Law Development Centre to attend classes. Unlike all other days, I saw two women seated right outside the Centre's gate, one dressed in a Khaki Police uniform. It was an unusual sight and I thought there was something or someone epic on campus. I got off the boda boda and walked towards the gate. The uniformed woman flagged me down and being the law abiding citizen that I am, I stopped. She asked me to pull my skirt down to see how far down it could go. I burst into laughter. Her request didn't make sense. She insisted, quite seriously. I told her that was the farthest my skirt could go and there was no need to pull it. The other woman, ever with a very satisfied grin, told me I could not access the campus because my skirt was not long enough for LDC standards. I was shocked. Yes. Shocked. Seeing the bewilderment on my face, the two women laboured to explain. Apparently, skirts like mine attract the boys and men that we study with and bar them from concentrating. So they could not be allowed!!!!!!

During induction week, the Deputy Director of the Centre, a woman, told us we shouldn't wear clothes that distract 'our brothers' most of whom are married. I posted about it here. When I got the so-called rules of LDC, I read the section about dress-code and it's ridiculous. They even prescribe the colour of socks that men should wear! Having dealt with Ugandan systems, including courts which should know better, I know that until something directly affects you, you are not allowed to complain about it. This far, these rules have not been implemented. Now that they have, I am allowed to complain.

A few years ago, 2014 to be specific, Parliament was debating a law that was dubbed the 'mini-skirt Bill' for its apparent prohibition of mini-skirts. As would be expected, the Bill caused an uproar among opponents and proponents alike. On one side, there was anger about the ridiculousness of the law along with its discriminatory and sexist undertones; while on the other side there was excitement over the law's presentation of fertile ground to ridicule and dehumanise women just for the fun of it. Activists stood up against the law and some of these provisions were removed. But the damage was done. Women had been attacked. Women had been beaten. Women had been undressed. We were livid.

But how can we be angry with boda boda men attacking and undressing women for wearing short things when we have institutions that we hold to higher levels of understanding and responsibility fostering cultures that say women are only as appropriate as men say they are? How can we, in good conscience, blame Minister Kibuule for saying women that dress indecently should be raped when we have an institution like LDC barring female students from class so the male ones can concentrate? Our bodies have been so sexualised to points of madness and like all cases of marginalisation, the victim pays the price. Why should I miss my classes because men cannot control their sexual urges (that is if they are as bad as they are portrayed)? How is that my problem? Patriarchy has been so grossly institutionalised we all feel the need to legislate and pass rules controlling women's bodies, by among other things creating de facto dress codes for them.

I Work hard, and I manage to pay the millions of shillings required for LDC's tuition. But I can't access the campus to attend my classes because when 'my brothers' look at my knees and legs, they will get erections.

Please let us live. Allow us to prosper. This nonsense needs to end.

34 comments:

Uju Phil said...

And this is the short skirt,right? What madness!

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Iphie Abraham said...

Hehehe,her skirt is not even bad na.










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Ohiren's Zone said...

This one na mini skirt?,this is what Jehovah's witness normally wear na.

Joyous Babe Lindaikeji First Cousin said...

imagine! so this is mini skirt,they are not serious.

Ike Louisa said...

Dear the skirt is not too Short nah. Nothing wrong with her dressing. Nawa ooo

Joyous Babe Lindaikeji First Cousin said...

imagine! so this is mini skirt,they are not serious.

livingstone chibuike said...

lol

kunta said...

So the skirt this girl wore is mini...nawa..
I think they want her to wear Mary Amaka skirt..

Uganda and their primitivism..

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad zinalima said...

Story! And una believe this huh? Who protest help huh?THERE IS TWO THINGS ABOUT HER STORY. 1, SHE SHOULD BE PROUD TO SHOW THE WORLD THE SKIRT SINCE SHE IS PROTESTING AGAINST HER BAN BECAUSE THIS IS NOT THE SKIRT THAT CAUSE HER BAN. 2, she might be ban for not cooperating or paying her due in the hands of school authority,officer or lecturers by GIVING THEN HER BODY FOR FUCK THIS IS MY CONTRIBUTION.
Bitches can lie.





















#sad indeed

Bonita Bislam said...

Frankly speaking there's nothing wrong with what she's wearing and married men will lust after women even if they are all dressed in a free gown sweeping the streets
But indecent dressing is something that's prevalent this days especially amongst my kind.
But as for me,i have a different idea of elegance. You don't dress like a fop, it's true, but your moral grooming should be impeccable. You never appear in public with a soiled conscience, a tarnished honor, threadbare scruples, or an insult that you haven't washed away. You should always be immaculately clean, adorned with independence and frankness. You may not cut a stylish figure, you hold your soul erect. You wear your deeds as ribbons, your wit should be sharper than the finest mustache, and when you walk among men you make truths ring like spurs.That's a woman of silk...

vinna saviour said...

Serious gobe o

Vivian Reginalds said...

jus negodu people and hypocrisy
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

That's not even a mini skirt!

OSINANL said...

BUT THAT IS NOT A MINI SKIRT

Julius Idowu said...

Just obey the skul instruction.

Odibe Blessing said...

Nawa ooo how is this mini

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Nseabasi Ekpo said...

IF THERE IS DRESS CODE IN THE SCHOOL AND YOU VIOLATES IT, WHAT THEN ARE YOU CRYING ABOUT?

Ekua said...

She will become a good Lawyer!!!!!

obiora said...

What is mini about this skirt now?

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Anonymous said...

Lind ikeji pls ban this freeborn person he is really getting on my nerves. HE is a disgrace to all Muslims and hausa and I'm not even one of them! he talks uch trash.

Juliet Iwuno said...

Where is the mini skirt??? Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

What's this one talking about abegi Shakespeare sit down

kamustaka79 bluestone said...

Lol. Those days when I dress like this to work, my hubby calls me Vornado again sister. Now I have my own biz to have time for my baby.

kamustaka79 bluestone said...

Lol. Those days when I dress like this to work, my hubby calls me born again sister. Now I have my own biz to have time for my baby.

AGB said...

Nigerians and our stupidity! This skirt isn't even short talk less of being 'mini'.

Olu Ogunyinka said...

she should just adhere to their laws and collect her degree,you can't trust students!
What is she was wearing it short by pulling it up to class but draging it down for us to see,just saying

jeremiah onuh Ameh said...

They should come to Benue state university and see nudity competition going on here!!!

Anonymous said...

Is this how the virgin Mary dressed? Abeg park well

Anonymous said...

I'm more interested in the composition as well as the grammatical flourishes deployed by the writer than in the message itself. Whoever wrote this is very good writer. I wonder the number of nigerian law students that can write as good as this lady. Kudos to her.

Anonymous said...

Women are there own worst enemies; the two so-called gate security that barred this lady from entering the class are women. I doubt if she would be stopped had the gate security people been men. Women so hate, dislike and envy each other its horrendous.

sally purple said...

The length very okay nah

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